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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes tune out Sounds

    Three unanswered runs in the top of the ninth broke a 4-4 tie for a 7-4 Albuquerque victory Monday at Nashville, and the visiting Isotopes (26-25)clinched a series win over the struggling Sounds (14-35).
    Second baseman Alfredo Amezaga drove in the game-winning run, plus two more for insurance, with a double to left field off Nashville reliever Travis Webb.
    Amezaga was tagged out trying to stretch the double into a triple, but it was just the second out of the frame, and the damage had been done.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 29...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Taos, noon, Taos
    • La Plaza Little League games: Cubs vs. Astros (minors), 5:30 p.m., White Sox vs. A’s (majors), 5:30 p.m., Blue Jays vs. Rockies (majors), 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Reds vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m., Bats vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m., Threshers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game: Lady Bandits vs. LVLL team TBA (interleague), 7 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Locals chosen to represent North

    Several area athletes have been honored with selection to the 2013 Class 1A-3A North All-Stars in baseball and softball.

    West Las Vegas head softball coach Lucas Griego, who just guided the Lady Dons to a runner-up finish in the state tournament, has agreed to coach the North girls, which include five from the Las Vegas area.

  • ‘Hiphop’ hoops June 1-2

    Three-on-three basketball has long been one of New Mexico’s favorite summertime diversions. With events like Hoop-It-Up dotting the schedule, hoopsters of varying ages and ability levels have typically had more venues than the playground courts to ply their trade.

    Now, the New Mexico Youth Foundation and Alliance is serving up a new twist on three-on-three hoops in the form of benefit tournament using the rules of “Hiphop Basketball.”

  • Robbers ride 3-game streak

    For a fledgling franchise like the Las Vegas Train Robbers, this is a season of firsts.
    On Tuesday, the team earned its first-ever win, beating the host Trinidad (Colo.) Triggers 13-6.

    On this coming Tuesday, the squad will host its first-ever home game.
    First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rodriguez Park’s main field. The opponent is the Taos Blizzard. Admission is $6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 27...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Taos, noon, Taos
    • Las Vegas Little League games Orioles vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m., and Cardinals vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Rodiguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games: Yankees vs. Rockies (minors), 5:30 p.m., Rockies vs. Cubs (majors), 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Red Wings vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m., Rivercats vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park

  • State track 2013
  • Guerin a three-time champ

    Juliana Guerin made history earlier this month, capturing her third state singles tennis championship in dominant fashion, but it wasn’t quite as easy as the scores might indicate. And given the adversity she had to overcome to defend her title, Guerin appreciates this one every bit as much as the previous two she won as an eighth-grader in 2010 and as a sophomore last spring.

    In a post-championship interview, Guerin shared her thoughts about coming back from injury (again), her journey back to the final, and her plans for continued growth on the court.

  • Coaching jobs open at RHS, WLV

    Three major Meadow City head coaching positions — two at Robertson and one at West Las Vegas — recently opened up for applicants, school officials confirmed this week.

    West Las Vegas plans to advertise its varsity boys’ basketball post after opting not to renew head coach Ernie Rodriguez’s contract, WLVS Superintendent Gene Parson said Wednesday.

    “We’re going to open the position,” Parson said. “At this time, we’re choosing to go in a different direction.”

  • Brian Urlacher retires

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO  — Brian Urlacher wasn’t sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he’s calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

    And what a career it was: Eight Pro Bowl seasons; Defensive Player of the Year in 2005; a trip to the Super Bowl as 2006 NFC champion.

    And now, it’s over. The eight-time Pro Bowler and former UNM Lobo announced his retirement through social media accounts Wednesday.